Accession Number:

ADA523937

Title:

Alliances and Coalitions of the Willing: U.S. Legitimacy in Future Conflict

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The United States and other nations in addition to working through standing alliances have increasingly used ad hoc coalitions to effectively counter threats and ultimately protect their vital national interests. They do so to confront substantially different threats than those posed by nation states in the past century. Emerging from rogue nations, failed states, ungoverned spaces, and trans-national terrorist organizations, these threats are potentially more dangerous than old foes because they defy deterrence norms and other elements of statecraft. International organizations have been increasingly challenged in addressing these threats. A lack of political will amongst their members, ineffective enforcement mechanisms, and insufficient capacity to act have raised questions about the utility and relevance of these organizations. Are these organizations still relevant If so, then how is legitimacy conferred and how does the United States determine the legitimacy of its actions in future conflict

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE